These 13 Pool Accessories Will Make Reading By The Water *So* Easy
by Sadie Trombetta

It's every readers dream to spend the summer relaxing by the water and reading one good book after another. If you're lucky enough to be fulfilling that fantasy, you're going to stock up on all the right pool accessories for readers, because nothing ruins an afternoon of binge reading like too much glare or a soggy paperback.

Although there are few activities as satisfying as reading by the pool on a hot summer afternoon, books and water don't go together (even if summer and reading might.) Between the bright sun causing a blinding glare off of your book page to the constant threat of someone's splash getting your e-reader wet, there are a lot of obstacles to overcome before you can be truly relaxed while you rip through your TBR poolside.

The key is to have all the right accessories.

If you're going to read by the pool, you're going to want something to keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your page. If you get hot and want to take a dip, you'll need something to dry your hands off when you get out of the water. And, if you're a truly daring reader who is taking the story for a swim, it's essential to have something to waterproof your book for when take it in the pool.

Are you ready to relax and get some serious reading done? Then make sure you have these 13 unique accessories perfect for readers.

Cool Pod Sunshade Pool Lounger

Cool Pod Sunshade Lounger, $55, Amazon

If you're taking your book in the pool, make sure it's in a Cool Pod Sunshade pool lounger. Complete with a foot rest and overhead shade, it's like it was made for reading comfortably in the sun.

Comfort Chaise Lounger

Ostrich Ladies Comfort Chaise Lounger, $85, Amazon

If you'd rather read by the water rather than in it, this chaise lounger is the idea pool chair for you. It's adjustable settings and reading peep hole ensure you'll finish your summer book list and get an even tan at the same time.

Kindle Oasis Waterproof Case

If you prefer your e-reader to paper books, keep it protected by the pool this summer by getting it the right case. This one for the Kindle Oasis is waterproof, shock proof, dust proof, and is fully submersible. If you've ever dreamed of being a mermaid and reading underwater, this is how.

Kindle Oasis Waterproof Case, $20, Amazon

Slytherin Bathing Suit

Show your house pride, even in the off season, with this green and silver Slytherin one piece.

Slytherin Bathing Suit, $40, Amazon

AquaReader Floating Caddy

Designed for books and tablets, this AquaReader floating caddy makes reading in the pool easy and safe. Just beware you're not floating it in the splash zone.

AquaReader Floating Caddy, $50, Amazon

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

If you're listening to your summer reading list this year, make sure its on a speaker you can take by the pool. Waterproof and dust proof, this Bluetooth one will let you blast your book so loud, the whole neighborhood will get to listen.

Proxelle Surge Blast Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker, $28, Amazon

Universal Waterproof eReader Protective Case

Whether you're using your Kindle, iPad, tablet, or phone, this universal waterproof eReader protective case is a great accessory to bring by the pool. Complete with a string that comfortable lets it hang from around your neck, this is a smart thing to have, just in case.

Universal Waterproof eReader Protective Case, $10, Amazon

You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover

It may be a little pricey for what looks like nothing more than a plastic bag, but the You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover actually lets you take your book in the water with you. Inflatable and fitted with thumb holes for easy page handling, it's a great accessory for the pool, tub, or anywhere your book might be exposed to water.

You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover, $66, Bonanza

Beach Towel

Don't worry about telling people to leave you alone while you're reading this summer, because this sassy beach towel says it all for you. Save your energy, you have reading to do.

Beach Towel, $38, Society6

Bibliobath Waterproof Book

Bibliobath, €18.99, Bibliobath

Forget accessories for waterproofing your books, and just go for a completely waterproof book instead. At Bibliobath, a company based in the Netherlands that delivers all over the world, including the U.S., they offer a small selection of 100% waterproof classics, including Shakespeare and Mark Twain.

Alice Flip Flops

Every swimmer needs pool shoes, and every reader needs literary themed ones. These Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-themed ones are perfect for both.

Alice Flip Flops, $18, Cafe Press

Clear Acrylic Book Weight

It isn't the beach, but that doesn't mean life by the pool doesn't get windy. This clear acrylic book weight makes sure you never lose your page.

Clear Acrylic book Weight, $30, Amazon

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

She Is Fierce Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $15, Amazon

Stay hydrated in the sun with the help of this Shakespeare quote water bottle. Made out of stainless steel and reusable, it's the perfect accessory to keep you cool all summer long.